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Delta expands in Boston, cannabis on cruise ships and pilot top picks

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Delta targets Boston for major expansion, challenging AA and JetBlue with 5 new high-profile routes

Delta jet on tarmac. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy) © The Points Guy Delta jet on tarmac. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Delta Air Lines is planning a major service expansion from its Boston hub. In a sign that Delta isn’t going to sit back and let American Airlines and JetBlue hone in on its turf, Delta announced two new long-haul routes, three new domestic destinations, increased frequencies, modernized planes and more.

Can I bring marijuana on a cruise ship?

One of Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops. (Photo by Sabine van Wechem/Getty Images.) © The Points Guy One of Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops. (Photo by Sabine van Wechem/Getty Images.)

If smoking marijuana or partaking in cannabis in any form while on a cruise ship is in your plans, you may need to rethink them. It is illegal to have marijuana on a cruise ship, although you may be able to indulge on land. Read our useful guide to understand what you need to know.

Japan and Singapore deemed world’s most powerful passports; US doesn’t make top 5

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Japan’s passport remains the world’s most powerful for the fourth year in a row. That’s according to the 2021 Henley Passport Index released on Oct. 5. Japan and Singapore actually tied for first place, with South Korea and Germany in second. The U.S. was again shut out of the top five.

False alarm: Don’t count on visiting these lounges with your Priority Pass card

Alaska Lounge SFO (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.) © The Points Guy Alaska Lounge SFO (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.)

Three additions to the Priority Pass website piqued our interest earlier this week, but alas, they were too good to be true. There is still some good news coming down the road for Priority Pass, however.

Pilots love flying to these 5 US cities — here’s why

The Golden Gate Bridge (Photo by Prab S/Getty Images.) © The Points Guy The Golden Gate Bridge (Photo by Prab S/Getty Images.)

With U.S. borders reopening, excitement is brewing in the global travel industry about returning here. Pilots, in particular, have some top designations they enjoy flying to in the U.S. Here’s a rundown of the cities that top their list.

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